Ward Wins 2022 Library of Congress Prize

Jesmyn Ward will be awarded the 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction “for a lifetime of outstanding work.” Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said,

Jesmyn Ward’s literary vision continues to become more expansive and piercing, addressing urgent questions about racism and social injustice being voiced by Americans… Jesmyn’s writing is precise yet magical, and I am pleased to recognize her contributions to literature with this prize.

Ward was selected based on nominations from more than 60 literary figures, and will be honored in an online award ceremony during the National Book Festival, to be held September 3, 2022.

For more information, see the Library of Congress website.

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